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Small-scale production of lime for buildings

WRITTEN BY: JOHN SPIROPOULOS

PRODUCED BY: GERMAN APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY EXCHANGE (GATE), 1985.

AVAILABLE FROM: GATE, POSTFACH 5180, D-6236 ESCHBORN 1, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY

LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

COST: FREE

NUMBER OF PAGES: 80

This handbook is a practical guide for project field workers who are responsible for the investigation and planning stages as well as the technical and production aspects of setting up a simple, small-scale lime-production project. Much emphasis is given to planning, since this is important for proper project execution. The handbook deals with design, construction and operation of small (less than 1' tons per day) limeworks, using a small vertical-shaft kiln which, after fieldtesting in various countries, is known to be flexible and successful.

The handbook provides a framework for action, but the procedures and technical and operating information should not be adopted for use automatically but should be evaluated in the specific circumstances of the region.

The document is as general as possible, while giving practical solutions. A list of names and addresses of organizations is included and might be of assistance to project workers.